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Anytime Fitness chief executive and co-founder Chuck Runyon has been appointed to the board of directors of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). Commenting on his new role, Runyon

says he will aim to make the promotion of exercise as preventative medicine a central focus at IHRSA during his tenure. “I believe we ought to work with

New sales manager for Poland

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Trevor Brennan has been appointed the new regional sales manager for Holmes Place’s Polish operations. Brennan secured a permanent

position after a temporary spell in the role. He took up the full-time position at the beginning of this month. Brennan joins the company from

IT solutions company Metaforce, where he was sales director. His previous roles include stints as national sales manager for Leisure Connection, as well as senior roles at Fitness First and Next Generation. He will be tasked with driving

the expansion of Holmes Place’s member base in Poland and will report directly to Neil Burton, the company’s chief operating offi cer for central and eastern Europe.

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carveth joins concord

Concord Sports Centre has appointed Lynsey Carveth to the role of senior sales consultant for its Fitness Unlimited health club. Carveth joins Concord from Don Valley Stadium, where she worked as a sports coach. Previously, Carveth has coached

Sheffi eld Hallam University women’s water polo and rowing teams. She says: “Having already worked

at two other facilities operated by Sheffi eld International Venues, I’m delighted to be taking on this full-time role at Concord. I’m hoping my passion for sport is contagious!”

horizon appoints chris austin

Fitness equipment manufacturer Horizon Fitness, part of Johnson Health Tech, has created a new role after experiencing a 14 per cent rise in year-on-year sales. Taking up the new position of head

of retail sales will be Chris Austin, who will oversee the company’s expansion plans in the sector. He will report directly to the managing director of Johnson Health Tech, Jon Johnston. Austin says: “This is an exciting

environment; new product development and technological advancement are rapid.”

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dll trainer going strong

John Williams, a campus trainer at David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) in Stevenage, is preparing to take part in the Ironman event in Hawaii, US. The Ironman, one of the world’s

most gruelling one-day endurance events, involves a 2.4 mile swim, a 112- mile bike ride and a marathon run – all to be completed within 17 hours. Williams says his day-to-day role

at DLL – which includes advising personal trainers – has benefi tted his own regime, allowing him to devote 20 hours a week to ensuring he stays in optimum condition.

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public offi cials, business leaders and representatives of the insurance and medical communities to change the way many people think about exercise,” he explains. “It is not something to be dreaded.

Exercise is medicine, and we need to help more people to understand that if we truly expect them to change.” Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is

a franchise business which currently has 1,200 clubs across 48 states in the US.


runyon joins the ihrsa board

Runyon believes exercise is medicine

From the inception of Anytime

Fitness, Runyon has been involved in virtually every facet of the business – including strategic planning, operations, training and franchise development, as well as marketing.

new ymcafi t executive director

YMCA has announced the appointment of Denise Page as the new executive director of its training division, YMCA Fitness Industry Training (YMCAfi t). Page takes up her role this month

and succeeds Robin Gargrave, who will be taking on the new post of director of innovation and development for Central YMCA. Rosi Prescott, Central YMCA’s chief

executive, says: “Denise is without doubt one of the most signifi cant contributors to the growth and impact

of YMCAfi t, and has been working successfully with Robin over many years. “Her positive infl uence is felt

throughout the organisation and her careful nurturing and guidance of all areas of our programme, and consequently the charity’s effectiveness, has been inspirational.” Page adds: “I’m looking forward

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